As all teachers and lecturers make a contribution to PSE, effective coordination is crucial.
Each school and college needs to have a designated member of staff with overall responsibility for managing holistic PSE provision.
- in the primary school this will normally be the head teacher or a member of the senior leadership team.
- in the secondary school and further education colleges this is usually a member of the senior leadership team.
In addition, larger primary schools, secondary and FE colleges should consider the appointment of a member of staff to specifically coordinate the delivery of PSE.
PSE should be carefully planned. An audit of curriculum provision and of whole school/college experiences identifies:
- core PSE provision, the delivery of which can be guaranteed
- gaps in current provision at each key stage
To ensure a coherent programme which secures progression, schools and colleges need a PSE curriculum overview which matches key stage learning outcomes from the Personal and social education framework for 7 to 19-year-olds in Wales with appropriate learning activities.